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Mini Halloween Oreo Cheesecakes

by on September 10, 2009 · 15 comments

You know Halloween’s around the corner when these start appearing on the shelves.

halloween oreos

Pretty garish, eh? Or maybe just cute. Or maybe a little of both? I love them, nonetheless and was so happy to find an excuse to use them in these Mini Halloween Oreo Cheesecakes.

oreo cheesecakes

The recipe was adapted from one called “All to Myself Cheesecakes”. But I think with the Halloween Oreos these are just too cute to keep to oneself.

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Mini Halloween Oreo Cheesecakes

12 Oreos plus more for crumbling
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs

Chocolate Drizzle
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
2 teaspoons shortening
M&Ms

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line muffin pans with paper liners or foil cups.

Split the cookies, keeping filling on one cookie. Place filling covered cookie in bake cups, filling side up. Set aside.

Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla till smooth and fluffy. Beat in eggs just till well mixed. Spoon the cream cheese mixture into bake cups. At this point you can crush the remaining Oreos and sprinkle the fine crumbs over the cheesecake mixture, or you can break up the Oreo halves and stir them into the batter. I like Oreos, so I stirred mine into the batter, then broke up more Oreos and arranged them on top.

Bake, uncovered, in 325 degree F oven for about 25 minutes or till set. Cool in pan set on a rack.

In a small saucepan, melt chocolate pieces with shortening over low heat, stirring frequently or melt the chocolate using a low heat setting on microwave. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the tops of the cupcakes or if you’d like, stack more broken Oreos over the top of the cupcakes and drizzle the chocolate over them. If you’ve going to do that, then you might as well add the M&Ms.

Cover and chill.

Makes 12

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Published on September 10, 2009

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

VeggieGirl September 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Too. freaking. cute.

Matt_M September 10, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Ah, Halloween. This recipe calls for orange food coloring!

Palidor September 10, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Wow, I’ve never seen orange oreos before. The cheesecakes look very sinful!

dawn September 10, 2009 at 4:11 pm

is it that time of year already? what happened to summer? LOL

Kerstin September 10, 2009 at 4:16 pm

So cute, they look great! I love everything about fall, including Halloween!

Anna September 10, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Liz, maybe we could shorten that goo “TFC”. Do you think it would catch on?

Palidor, I see that you are in Canada — land of delicious cookies. Sorry the Halloween Oreos haven’t made their way up north yet. You can still make these. Just use Halloween colored M&Ms.

Matt, that would be good too. You could marble orange with the white. Love that idea.

Dawn, I love summer and but am ready to bid it adieu. Bring on the cold!

Chris Mower September 10, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Oreos are a weakness of mine. I’ll have to give these ones a try.

Chris Mower September 10, 2009 at 5:05 pm

I’m also ready to bid summer farewell. I love fall foods and fall candies…

Sara September 10, 2009 at 9:25 pm

For some reason the Halloween Oreos are my favorite! These look so cute and so yummy.

Therese B. September 10, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Hey…I am from the Midwest! I am all over that cheesecakes for me!

And…the weather has been great here in Wisconsin!! The minute it starts
to get cold…I will be pleading for you to ship me to Texas!!! No shipping
and handling preferred! The economy an all!

HeartofGlass September 11, 2009 at 4:31 am

These look great and easy, and I can foresee the basic ratios being used for other candy/cookie combos: like Nutterbutters & Reeces Pieces, Mint Oreos and chopped Peppermint Patties.

Terri_A September 11, 2009 at 6:42 am

Anna – did you cook these in a muffin pan or just in muffin liners set on a cookie sheet? I think these will have to be on the menu for the Annual Pumpkin Carving Party!!!!

justJENN September 11, 2009 at 8:38 am

Hm. I like that bright orange. Scary!

Louise September 12, 2009 at 8:43 am

Hi Anna,
News to me. I’ve never seen Halloween Oreo’s. I actually had my first Deep Fried Oreo this summer. Imagine these deep fried. Oh my goodness!!!

Your mini cheesecakes look adorable. Almost too cute for Halloween!!! Thanks for sharing…

sooz September 12, 2009 at 12:04 pm

i made these last night for my daughters’ lacrosse practice today and they were a HUGE hit! i portioned them with my cool new ice cream scooper that i got for my birthday from williams sonoma and i have to tell you that it was EXACTLY the right amount! and i doubled the recipe!!!
thanks!!

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